If you could, would you go back and live in a previous time?

  • melloyello

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    Dec 20, 2011 5:31 AM GMT
    P.S. - I'm working on a period project which got me thinking along this topic.

    Me: I'd like to be in post-WWII America in New Orleans. New Orleans was booming and at its peak. The city was for the most part clean and safe. We had a beautiful shopping district, several breweries, a baseball team and an amusement park. Plenty to do. People got dressed up in hats and gloves to go visit the now defunct stores like Maison Blanche and Godchaux's. A/C was not widespread so (I'm told) that people left their doors and windows open and ran attic fans for the most part, which lent a certain openness to your relationships with your neighbors. I feel like today thats sort of gone and cell phones and internet make us almost "too in touch." During the peak of the summer, people left the city and went to the coast for the weekends, to enjoy the breeze off the gulf. It must have been a time where things moved slower and people were friendlier. The cars and buildings were more stylish and America was the pinnacle of good living.

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    Dec 20, 2011 5:43 AM GMT
    when i was young i wanted to live in the era of ancient Egypt
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    Dec 20, 2011 5:46 AM GMT
    doesnt matter where i live, I would go back and buy tons of stocks, Microsoft, Apple ....
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    Dec 20, 2011 5:49 AM GMT
    Always been enamored of the 70's and 80's.
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    Dec 20, 2011 6:11 AM GMT
    Yes! 1890's-1930's/roaring 20's to the end of the war. Pre- white man in North America/about the time of Lewis and Clark out west.

    Even working class and middle American folks way back in the day had some class and elegance in their life from time to time. I'm w/ya. Got a time machine?
  • melloyello

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    Dec 20, 2011 6:25 AM GMT
    I'd love a time machine. I'm obsessed with the elegance of the 20-30-40-50-60's. It seems to me that in the 70's American sort of went "trashy" (think shag carpets).

    I'd love to be able to go back and visit the Stork Club or El Morocco. My 94yo grandfather has some great stories of going to the Blue Room to listen to Guy Lombardo and dance the night away with the women he met on leave. Good times.
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    Dec 20, 2011 6:43 AM GMT
    Probably ancient greece (you know when they had all that greco-roman wrestling going on :lolicon_smile.gif
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    Dec 20, 2011 6:48 AM GMT
    It would be cool to visit some ancient civilizations. But I'd only want to live there if I could be ruler. icon_lol.gif

    I'd want to also go to the future and see all the cool technology and civilian space travel.

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    Dec 20, 2011 6:50 AM GMT
    I'm really an 'old soul' I think. I'd love to live in the 1930's and 1940's. Growing up with elegant, formal grandparents in the 60's & 70's, I got to experience a life of sweet, sublime gracious times. I heard them also talk about the 20's, 30's, 40s etc. (Trips, vacations, planes, hotels, supper clubs, a different way of life). In college (late 70's) I discovered big band music - and was immediately interested in experiencing as much of it as possible. Some of the big bands were still appearing in good venues in SF and LA, and I made sure I saw them all - repeatedly - before they past away. I'd love to have lived in another time.............or at least visited in a time capsule.
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    Dec 20, 2011 7:19 AM GMT
    I'm fine where I am with toothpaste, deodorant, indoor plumbing, the internet and a life expectancy of over 30.
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    Dec 20, 2011 7:20 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidI'm fine where I am with toothpaste, deodorant, indoor plumbing, the internet and a life expectancy of over 30.


    Me too! And legal homosexuality!
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    Dec 20, 2011 7:22 AM GMT
    pocketnico said
    Ariodante saidI'm fine where I am with toothpaste, deodorant, indoor plumbing, the internet and a life expectancy of over 30.


    Me too! And legal homosexuality!


    Oh god I hadn't even thought of that. I mean we're light years ahead now and still the road has a long haul. Unless you went back to ancient Greece, but then you go back into the situation of no running water and you die if you get a cold when you're 20.
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    Dec 20, 2011 7:27 AM GMT
    pocketnico said
    Ariodante saidI'm fine where I am with toothpaste, deodorant, indoor plumbing, the internet and a life expectancy of over 30.
    Me too! And legal homosexuality!
    This.
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    Dec 20, 2011 7:31 AM GMT
    I don't care what time I live in as long as I'm rich in it.
  • bangg

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    Dec 20, 2011 7:32 AM GMT
    I wish I lived in the 60's preferably in New York City.
    Twas the best art scene and best music scene.
    Actually all I do is walk around pretending I live in the 60s
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    Dec 20, 2011 7:33 AM GMT
    RedheadedRy saidI don't care what time I live in as long as I'm rich in it.


    Jot down today's winning lottery numbers and just time travel to yesterday.
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    Dec 20, 2011 7:36 AM GMT
    Go back the the 1990s. We had better cartoons during that era. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 20, 2011 7:47 AM GMT
    That would definitely be back in 770 bc as a competitor in the nude Greek Olympics and where guys were for fun and women were merely for breeding lol
  • Webster666

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    Dec 20, 2011 7:52 AM GMT
    Not permanently, but I would love to go back to the turn of the century (1900), and meet my great grandparents and all their children.
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    Dec 20, 2011 7:54 AM GMT
    The 1800's they had such pretty clothes then icon_smile.gif
  • Brick_n_Lace

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    Dec 20, 2011 8:01 AM GMT
    Ancient Egypt would be my pick, like upper class though. i wouldnt want to be like a slave or laborer or anything O_O

    Im black so I wouldnt want your pick. "The pinnacle of good living" is subjective i suppose...
  • daddysw

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    Dec 20, 2011 8:02 AM GMT
    Renaissance Italy (Florence) - but I'd need to be rich!
  • okologische

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    Dec 20, 2011 8:03 AM GMT
    id go back to warn them about climate change...otherwie im staying in this time ha
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    Dec 20, 2011 10:19 AM GMT
    I'd like to travel to the 1980s, specifically 1984 to 1989, to experience those years from a different perspective and actually have solid memories of those years.
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    Dec 20, 2011 3:26 PM GMT
    Any time period with a booming economy and central air conditioning.